"Displaying architecture is a very difficult task. Nothing can really replace the first-hand experience of built space, the perception of the hybrid fabric of cities, listening to the voices that life continually produces. An exhibition of architecture can, however, instantly transmit the complex and shared process through which the buildings we design are devised, built and then inhabited by people. A vision by fragments composed also with the drawings, materials and instruments of this patient research, the same that lie on the work tables. An exhibition can recount “the 'making of' in our craft as architects without contrivance, displaying a little of everything: tests, progress, second thoughts and changes of mind. Then the exhibit installation can implicitly convey a meaning, an expressive intention.

For us, this has always been about the poetic of weightlessness, lighting and movement."

Renzo Piano

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